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Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse was born in 1877 in Calw, Germany. He was the son and grandson of Protestant missionaries and was educated in religious schools until the age of thirteen, when he dropped out of school. At age eighteen he moved to Basel, Switzerland, to work as a bookseller and lived in Switzerland for most of his life. His early novels included Peter Camenzind (1904), Beneath the Wheel (1906), Gertrud (1910), and Rosshalde (1914). During this period Hesse married and had three sons.
During World War I Hesse worked to supply German prisoners of war with reading materials and expressed his pacifist leanings... Read More

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Demian
Written by Hermann Hesse, Translated by Damion Searls, Foreword by James Franco, Introduction by Ralph Freedman
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 2013
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310678-4 (0-14-310678-3)

A powerful new translation of Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesse’s masterpiece of youthful rebellion—with a foreword and cover art by James Franco

A young man awakens to selfhood and to a world of possibilities beyond the conventions of his upbringing in Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesse’s beloved novel Demian. Emil Sinclair is... Read more






Siddhartha
Written by Hermann Hesse, Illustrated by Jessica Hische, Translated by Joachim Neugroschel
Penguin Books | Hardcover | May 2013
$20.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312433-7 (0-14-312433-1)

From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by Jessica Hische

It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of... Read more






Siddhartha
Written by Hermann Hesse, Translated by Susan Bernofsky, Introduction by Tom Robbins
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | December 2007
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7478-2 (0-8129-7478-6)

In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound... Read more






Siddhartha
Written by Hermann Hesse, Translated by Susan Bernofsky, Introduction by Tom Robbins
Modern Library | Hardcover | July 2006
$16.95/23.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-64336-4 (0-679-64336-2)

Hermann Hesse’s classic novel Siddhartha has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers. Though set in a place and time far removed from the Germany of 1922, the year of the book’s debut, the novel is infused with the sensibilities of Hesse’s time, synthesizing disparate philosophies–Eastern religions, Jungian... Read more






Siddhartha
Written by Hermann Hesse, Translated by Joachim Neugroschel, Introduction by Ralph Freedman
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | December 2002
$16.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-243718-6 (0-14-243718-2)

A bold translation of Nobel Prize-winner Herman Hesse's most inspirational and beloved work in a Penguin Classics deluxe edition

Hesse's famous and influential novel, Siddartha, is perhaps the most important and compelling moral allegory our troubled century has produced. Integrating Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with psychoanalysis and philosophy, this strangely simple... Read more






Siddhartha
Written by Hermann Hesse, Translated by Joachim Neugroschel, Introduction by Ralph Freedman
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | January 1999
$11.00/13.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-118123-3 (0-14-118123-0)

A bold translation of Nobel Prize-winner Herman Hesse's most inspirational and beloved work

Hesse's famous and influential novel, Siddartha, is perhaps the most important and compelling moral allegory our troubled century has produced. Integrating Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with psychoanalysis and philosophy, this strangely simple tale, written with a deep... Read more






The Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse
Written by Hermann Hesse
Bantam | Trade Paperback | October 1995
$17.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-37776-7 (0-553-37776-0)

A collection of twenty-two fairy tales by the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, most translated into English for the first time, show the influence of German Romanticism, psychoanalysis, and Eastern religion on his development as an author. Read more






Narcissus and Goldmund
Written by Hermann Hesse
Bantam | Paperback | February 1984
$7.99/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-27586-5 (0-553-27586-0)

Hesse's novel of two medieval men, one quietly  content with his religion and monastic life, the  other in fervent search of more worldly salvation.  This conflict between flesh and spirit, between  emotional and contemplative man, was a life study for  Hesse. It is a theme that transcends all time.  The Hesse Phenomenon "has turned into a vogue,  the... Read more






Siddhartha
Written by Hermann Hesse
Bantam | Paperback | December 1981
$5.99/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-20884-9 (0-553-20884-5)

In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound... Read more





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